56 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

56 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Chur
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Davos
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
St. Moritz
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Mendrisio
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Verbier
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Leukerbad
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Saas-Fee
— 6 nights
Bus + Train:  2 h
8
Zermatt
— 11 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Cairo

8
nights
Chur

Chur ©
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Explore Chur's surroundings by going to Vals (Spas & Zervreilastausee und Staumauer), Arosa (Eichhornchenweg, Arosa Ski Resort, &more) and Flims (Trutg dil Flem & Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn). And it doesn't end there: partake in some friendly competition at Das Magische Portal, get your game on at Freestyle Academy, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortezia Stalusa, and fly down the slopes at Chur-Brambruesch.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chur trip builder site.

Cairo, Egypt to Chur is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Davos.

Things to do in Chur

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Flims, Arosa, Vals, Laax, Heidi's Village
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Arosa Ski Resort ©
Arosa Ski Resort
Das Magische Portal ©
Das Magische Portal
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur

6
nights
Davos

Davos
Change things up with these side-trips from Davos: Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur), Lenzerheide Ski Resort (in Lenzerheide) and Zillis (Viamala & Kirche St. Martin).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Davos attractions planner.

You can drive from Chur to Davos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Davos can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Davos

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Zillis, Alp Laret, Ortsmuseum Bravuogn, Landwasser Viaduct, Partnunsee
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:
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Parsenn Skigebiet
Parsenn Skigebiet
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jacobshorn ©
Jacobshorn

7
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
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Venture out of the city with trips to Mustair (Val Mustair & Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair), Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Brusio Spiral Viaduct (in Brusio). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl, and get great views at Piz Nair.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the St. Moritz trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Davos to St. Moritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mendrisio.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poschiavo, Mustair, Pontresina, Church of San Gian, Bregaglia Valley
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 19:
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass

7
nights
Mendrisio

Mendrisio ©
Mendrisio is a municipality in the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.Mendrisio is the seat of the Accademia di Architettura of the university of Italian-speaking Switzerland (USI).The municipality was boosted in size on 4 April 2004 when it incorporated the former municipality of Salorino. Get out of town with these interesting Mendrisio side-trips: Lugano (Lake Lugano & Monte Bre), Bellinzona (Castelli di Bellinzona, Castello di Montebello, &more) and Locarno (Falconeria Locarno, Piazza Grande, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Giorgio, make a trip to Piazza G. Motta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Intragna.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Mendrisio trip itinerary site.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Mendrisio in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Verbier.

Things to do in Mendrisio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lugano, Locarno, Bellinzona, Morcote, Ascona
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 26:
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico

5
nights
Verbier

Verbier ©
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Explore Verbier's surroundings by going to Martigny (Fondation Pierre Gianadda & Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard), RealFly (in Sion) and Nendaz (Les Bisses de Nendaz & Premier Alpine Centre SA). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Ski Service, head outdoors with Great St. Bernard Pass, don't miss a visit to Fort d'Artillerie de Champex, and stroll through Verbier 4 Vallees ski area.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Verbier day trip planning website.

Drive from Mendrisio to Verbier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Leukerbad.

Things to do in Verbier

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Martigny, Nendaz, RealFly, Tour Bayart, Great St. Bernard Pass
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
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Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Premier Alpine Centre SA ©
Premier Alpine Centre SA
Verbier 4 Vallees ski area
Verbier 4 Vallees ski area

5
nights
Leukerbad

Leukerbad ©
Europe's largest thermal resort spa welcomes weary hikers and sore skiers for the rejuvenating effects of its soothing waters.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leukerbad: Sion (Chateau de Tourbillon & Valere Basilica), Piste de luge d'Anzere (in Anzere) and Lens (Fondation Pierre Arnaud & Fondation Opale). The adventure continues: trek along Klettersteig Gemmi-Daubenhorn Leukerbad Wallis Schweiz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Germain, explore the activities along Lac Bleu, and stroll through Albinenleitern.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Leukerbad travel route site.

You can drive from Verbier to Leukerbad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saas-Fee.

Things to do in Leukerbad

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sion, Lens, Chemin des Planetes, Barrage de Moiry, Niesen
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:
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Lac de Tanay ©
Lac de Tanay
Grand Bisse de Vercorin ©
Grand Bisse de Vercorin

6
nights
Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee ©
Saas-Fee is the main village in the Saastal, or the Saas Valley, and is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Saas-Fee side-trips: Raron (Burgkirche Raron & Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael), Zauberwasser (in Graechen) and Rhone Glacier (in Gletsch). categoryPhrases.sentence.Plan_for_a_day_of_cool_family_friendly_fun_on_the_day_at Aquaparc. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saas Fee Ski Resort, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the views from Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, and make a trip to Ice Pavilion.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saas-Fee online travel planner.

Drive from Leukerbad to Saas-Fee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Saas-Fee

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Raron, Stockalper Palace, Parasailing & Paragliding, Grube Lengenbach, Furka Pass
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:
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Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
Swiss Ski School Saas Fee ©
Swiss Ski School Saas Fee
Nufenen Pass ©
Nufenen Pass

11
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Randa, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: grab a seat and go on Gornergrat, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, hit the slopes at Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, and take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen.

Before you visit Zermatt, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Saas-Fee to Zermatt takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 22:
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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